Name: Kevin Peat
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
Things looked dim for coach Steve Doten coming into this season.
He had just lost his Third-Team All-American goalie Mike McGee, leaving him with two goalies with little college experience to play the most important position in the water.
Splitting time in the beginning of the season, Kevin Peat proved that he should be the lone starter. He caught fire as soon as he received the full time job from Doten, finishing the season with 180 saves – an average of just under 10 a game.
Peat’s official coming out party was his miraculous 14-save game against No. 2 Stanford, singlehandedly keeping the Aggies in the game in the first 16 minutes.
The former De La Salle High School standout wants to be the best goalie in UC Davis history. If he keeps things up at this pace, he’ll have a chance to become just that.